WFUNA Youth Camp: Korea is an educational initiative launched to foster greater global civic responsibility by inviting students to participate in actionable extra-curricular programs aimed at helping impoverished youth in developing countries.
The program aims to raise awareness of the objectives and related challenges of the United Nations by providing a 5-day camp that teaches elementary, middle and secondary school students about the United Nations and international relations in a creative and interactive setting.The program shapes future global leaders by training youth with simulative education tools such as Model UN. The camp will guide participants to apply these skills to build a better understanding of the United Nations system and global issues. The work of the United Nations reaches every corner of the globe and activities are guided by the three main pillars of peace and security, human rights and sustainable development, including the Sustainable Development Goals.
Awareness on a wide range of UN activities needs to be further expanded and it is vital that youth are given the tools and support to take on the related challenges in an independent and proactive way. This WFUNA Youth Camp: Korea provides youth participants with the adequate knowledge, skills and tools to engage in discussions on new challenges and opportunities and equips them to design projects advancing the debate on a sustainable development agenda. WFUNA has extensive experience providing trainings to students through activities on a large variety of UN-related issues, such as the UN human rights instruments and mechanisms, the SDSs or our Advanced Training at the UN program.
WFUNA Youth Camp: Korea adds practical and concrete value to the study programs of youth in Korea and prepares them for their potential careers in international affairs. Every participant will be given a certificate of completion, and outstanding students will be given special awards by Secretary General of WFUNA, Ansan City and Hanyang University.
For more information visit the offical website here.
150-250 students are accepted annually.
Applications available to students in Korea, only.
Participation fee is approximately $900 USD. The total costs includes all materials associated with the camp, including a down payment of $90 USD, lecture fees, teaching materials, meals and insurance fees.
Accomodation is included in the costs, but students must be able to arrive in Seoul, Korea (travel costs should therefore be considered).
The program is aimed at providing youth participants with the adequate knowledge, skills and tools to engage in discussions on a a sustainable development agenda. However, it would be beneficial for those who enrol to be keen learners, have an interest in international affairs, and have public speaking and negotiation skills.
One off event that lasts 5 days.
Students can participate through online registration at official WFUNA Seoul website. Forms to be filled and payment upon registration required.